|David Anderson: Your brain is more than a bag of chemicals - TED.com|
Modern psychiatric drugs treat the chemistry of the whole brain, but neurobiologist David Anderson believes in a more nuanced view of how the brain functions. He illuminates new research that could lead to targeted psychiatric medications -- that work better and avoid side effects. How's he doing it? For a start, by making a bunch of fruit flies angry. (Filmed at TEDxCaltech.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; brain; insects; neuroscience; TEDxCaltech; 2013
|Marla Spivak: Why bees are disappearing - TED.com|
Honeybees have thrived for 50 million years, each colony 40 to 50,000 individuals coordinated in amazing harmony. So why, seven years ago, did colonies start dying en masse? Marla Spivak reveals four reasons which are interacting with tragic consequences. This is not simply a problem because bees pollinate a third of the world’s crops. Could this incredible species be holding up a mirror for
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; bee; food; insects; TEDGlobal 2013; 2013
|Marcus Byrne: The dance of the dung beetle - TED.com|
A dung beetle has a brain the size of a grain of rice, and yet shows a tremendous amount of intelligence when it comes to rolling its food source -- animal excrement -- home. How? It all comes down to a dance. (Filmed at TEDxWitsUniversity.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; animals; insects; science; TEDxWitsUniversity; 2012
|Michael Dickinson: How a fly flies - TED.com|
An insect's ability to fly is perhaps one of the greatest feats of evolution. Michael Dickinson looks at how a common housefly takes flight with such delicate wings, thanks to a clever flapping motion and flight muscles that are both powerful and nimble. But the secret ingredient: the incredible fly brain. (Filmed at TEDxCaltech.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; biology; insects; science; TEDxCaltech; 2013
|Nathan Myhrvold: Could this laser zap malaria? - TED.com|
Nathan Myhrvold and team's latest inventions -- as brilliant as they are bold -- remind us that the world needs wild creativity to tackle big problems like malaria. And just as that idea sinks in, he rolls out a live demo of a new, mosquito-zapping gizmo you have to see to believe.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; creativity; disease; innovation; insects; invention; poverty; technology; TED2010; 2010
|Dennis vanEngelsdorp: a plea for bees - TED.com|
Bees are dying in droves. Why? Leading apiarist Dennis vanEngelsdorp looks at the gentle, misunderstood creature's important place in nature and the mystery behind its alarming disappearance.
Keywords: TEDTalks; Taste3 2008; TED; Talks; animals; disease; food; insects; life; nature; 2008
|Shimon Steinberg: Natural pest control ... using bugs! - TED.com|
At TEDxTelAviv, Shimon Steinberg looks at the difference between pests and bugs -- and makes the case for using good bugs to fight bad bugs, avoiding chemicals in our quest for perfect produce.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxTelAviv 2010; TED; Talks; agriculture; green; insects; nature; technology; 2010
|Marcel Dicke: Why not eat insects? - TED.com|
Marcel Dicke makes an appetizing case for adding insects to everyone's diet. His message to squeamish chefs and foodies: delicacies like locusts and caterpillars compete with meat in flavor, nutrition and eco-friendliness.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; agriculture; environment; food; health; insects; TEDGlobal 2010; 2010
|Charles Anderson discovers dragonflies that cross oceans - TED.com|
While living and working as a marine biologist in Maldives, Charles Anderson noticed sudden explosions of dragonflies at certain times of year. He explains how he carefully tracked the path of a plain, little dragonfly called the globe skimmer, only to discover that it had the longest migratory journey of any insect in the world.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; biodiversity; biology; biosphere; birds; insects; science; TEDIndia 2009; 2009
|Noah Wilson-Rich: Every city needs healthy honey bees - TED.com|
Bees have been rapidly and mysteriously disappearing from rural areas, with grave implications for agriculture. But bees seem to flourish in urban environments -- and cities need their help, too. Noah Wilson-Rich, founder of Boston's Best Bees Company, argues that urban beekeeping just might play a role in revitalizing both a city and a species. (Filmed at TEDxBoston.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; animals; cities; global issues; insects; science; TEDxBoston 2012; 2012
|Sonia Shah: 3 reasons we still haven’t gotten rid of malaria - TED.com|
We’ve known how to cure malaria since the 1600s, so why does the disease still kill hundreds of thousands every year? It’s more than just a problem of medicine, says journalist Sonia Shah. A look into the history of malaria reveals three big-picture challenges to its eradication.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; disease; global issues; history; insects; TEDGlobal 2013; 2013
|Bart Knols: Kill mosquitos, end malaria - TED.com|
We can use a mosquito's own instincts against her. At TEDxMaastricht speaker Bart Knols demos the imaginative solutions his team is developing to fight malaria -- including limburger cheese and a deadly pi
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; TEDxFeatured; global issues; health; insects; medicine; tedx; TEDxMaastricht; 2012